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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Just another senior game of pool


January 31, 2018

Stephanie Thompson

Ed Dupre makes sure all of the balls are where they need to be after racking up the balls.

It was a pretty quiet room.

Usually one can hear the sound of laughter coming for the Golden Hour Senior Center's pool room, but on Tuesday morning it wasn't that loud.

Even though there were several men playing pool, they were not as loud as they normally are.

Soon, a couple more players arrived, and two tables were going. One person, Ed Dupre was playing solo, while the others were in a doubles' game.

Dupre isn't new to the game of pool. He said he started playing when he was 16 years old.

"That doesn't mean I am any good at it," he said.

He learned the game from his grandfather.

"He loved to play pool," Dupre said.

His grandfather was a member of the Eagles and was often down at the club shooting pool with his friends.

"I wasn't supposed to go down there, but I did," Dupre recalled.

One thing Dupre remembers is his grandfather never let him win. Pool was a serious game and even though Dupre was just learning, his grandfather never let him win.

"I don't know if he really taught me how to play," he said. "He taught me how to lose."

Since then, Dupre has been playing pool on and off. It's something he enjoys. Even though he does participate in pool tournaments in Green River, Rock Springs and Mountain View, he claims he isn't the greatest pool player.

As Dupre was starting his game, the double's game was wrapping up.

Toward the end of the double's game, the men started to heckle and tease each other. Soon the room was filled with laughter and chatter. The way it normally is.


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